Maryellen Colebrooke

Maryellen “Melon or Emmy” Colebrooke, 62, of Winthrop, MA died peacefully in her home with her daughter, Adrienne, and beloved dog, Fenway, by her side on July 19, 2021. Maryellen grew up in Attleboro, MA then resided in Plymouth, MA for many years before living in Qunicy, MA, San Diego, CA and eventually making her way to Winthrop, MA where she loved to spend time on the ocean with Fenway.

Maryellen was born in Attleboro, MA to Louis J. Perry and Therese (LaPorte) Perry on November 29, 1958. She attended Bishop Feehan High School and graduated in 1976 before attending Katherine Gibbs School. Maryellen worked as a paralegal for many years on Beacon Hill in Boston, MA. She loved the beach, always living closeby on both the East and West Coasts. Maryellen was a dedicated Boston sports fan and passionate college football spectator. Maryellen loved good humor, great music and most of all, dogs. She was a very loving person and a great and loyal friend to all who knew her.
Maryellen has joined her parents, Louis and Therese, and sisters, Denise A. Murphy and Lynne M. Hudson, in heaven. She is survived by her children, Adrienne R. Olsen and husband Christopher R. Olsen, Kevin L. Colebrooke, and her favorite child, Fenway, as well as her beloved grandson, Nicholas L. Olsen. Maryellen leaves behind her loving brothers, Robert L., Peter F. and Mark J. Perry; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations be made to: MSPCA Angell, Boston Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 ( Maryellen loved dogs above all things and was a long time supporter of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to all of those who have offered condolences and support.


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  1. Karen Hickey on July 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    With sympathy, much love and prayers,
    Karen, Brian, Maeve and Grace Hickey

  2. Neil Burns on July 22, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    I knew Maryellen for 30 years and I will miss her very much. She was a fabulous paralegal, a great friend, and as witty as they come!

  3. Deb Ferrara on July 22, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to Mark and his family during this difficult time.

  4. Lesley Kalkbrenner on July 22, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Sending you and your family love, prayers and lots of hugs. Your mom was amazing and so genuinely nice. I always enjoyed when she was in town and we got to chat. She will always be remembered.

  5. Marie Gray on July 22, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Emmy was one of the best. The world lost a good one. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  6. Sean J Murphy on July 22, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    My Auntie Melon was one of a kind! She had a huge heart and an incredible sense of humor. She always made me laugh. I have countless, enjoyable memories spending quality time with her and my mother.

    May she Rest In Peace, now and forever.

    Love always,

    Sean, Nicole, Samuel & Joseph Murphy

  7. Ron Dolan on July 22, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Emmy was a dear friend for the last 5 years. She left a lasting impression on me that I will cherish and never forget. She is no longer in pain and is at peace. My deepest condolences go out to Adrienne , Kevin, Bob, Pete, and Mark..

  8. April G on July 22, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    My dearest condolences to her family and friends. May you find peace and hope and remembering her beautiful soul. I will always remember her fighting spirit and often we would message each other and pray. RIP beautiful Emmy.

  9. Tish and Jim Langdon on July 22, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    I sit her crying again for my dear friend Maryellen. She always made me laugh. I hope she rests in peace. She went through so much. I will miss our talks, our laughter and tears. Love you Maryellen. Say Hi to my Jimmy.

  10. Don&linda and family on July 22, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    So sorry sending prayers ❤️❤️

  11. Margot Leboeuf Calpin on July 22, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all family & friends. So very sad.
    God bless.

  12. Christine Chapman on July 23, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Keeping all of Maryellen’s family and friends in our thoughts and prayers .
    So sorry for the loss of your sister Mark .
    Jim & Chris

  13. Robert and Tammy Tanner on July 23, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Tammy and I so sorry to hear the news. Emmy was an awesome person and had the pro large to know her.

  14. Michelle, Will & Declan on July 23, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    All of our love and prayers.

  15. Ann Marie McLaughlin on July 24, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Lucky to be her friend since childhood days at Hide-a-way Village. RIP my dear friend.

  16. Susan Lamarre on July 25, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss Bobby

  17. Robin & Charlie Horton on July 26, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    So sorry Mark in the passing of your loving sister ! You & your family are in our prayers!

  18. Sonia RIVERA on August 22, 2021 at 1:48 am

    We have been blessed to have had Emmy in our lives and even more blessed she has trusted us with Fenway. He is the light of our lives and we absolutely adore him! As promised Emmy, Fenway is spoiled beyond belief. We love you Emmy and miss you everyday. Michael, Sonia and Fenway

  19. sara turner on September 20, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Emmy missing you more now as the days trudge on. I’m so happy that you are no longer suffering but I miss out conversations and our venting about living with pain.

    I wish we’d get a Fenway report in so we could be relieved that he’s happy with Mark.

    I’m so blessed that we met each other for the several years we had. See social media isn’t all bad after all!

    Love you and Miss you terribly



  20. Melissa on November 5, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Although you and I only knew one another for a few years, I knew how much pain your body carried. Through it all, your positivity, your strength, and your sense of humor kept on going. You’re now reunited with those that were missed and loved by you, so deeply and so unconditionally. My prayers and condolences go out to your family. May you rest in everlasting peace

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